Contact hours: 3
There is no question that in this decade many different types of children are being successfully adopted, by many different types of families. Although many adoptions are similar, all adoptions are certainly not the same. There are fundamental core issues to be recognized and skills that are needed for each type of adoption, but they are rarely discussed. This workshop will deal frankly with the “invisible” realities of contemporary adoption, for the benefit of social worker, child, family, and agency.
Course presenter: Maris H. Blechner, M Ed, LCSW is an adoption specialist with many years as an educator in the United States and Canada, also doing hands-on adoption work. She is presently an adjunct instructor at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College in New York City, and does clinical and administrative consultation, as well as keynotes, conference presentations, and national webinars.